Cocktails for the Colorado Gala

Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:00 PM | Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

John Lay River Hero Award Honorees
Kyndel & Laura Bennett

Host Committee
Pam & Marty Akins | Ben & Susan Bufkin | Robert & Melinda Neblett | Wade & Sarah Webster



Thank you to everyone for your support at the 2021 Cocktails for the Colorado gala, benefiting Colorado River Alliance (CRA). The energy and excitement in the room were on high as everyone reconnected with friends and we honored Kyndel & Laura Bennett with the 2021 John Lay River Hero Award!

Whether you participated as an event sponsor, auction donor or winner, paddle raiser, guest, or virtual guest, we thank you for making this year our most successful fundraiser to date. We are thrilled to report that with your help, over $469,000 was raised to fund CRA’s mission to champion the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement. Your support will provide immersive, STEM education opportunities for young people throughout the river basin, through CRA programs like The Mobile River and Redbud Field Trips.

Our mission would not be possible without the enduring support from donors like you. It is your passion and commitment to our river that keeps this precious resource strong and flowing for years to come. Thank you for your contributions and we hope to see you on the river soon!

For more information, contact:

Keri Pearson
Director of Development, Colorado River Alliance